Tag Archives: Nairobi

Starting a Company in Kenya: What Corruption?

NAIROBI, KENYA—Kenya is ranked 125th on the World Bank index of places to do business. Some people think “corruption” and “business in Kenya” belong in the same sentence.  But based on the past two months that I have spent obtaining … Continue reading

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Plastic Waste to Armageddon-proof Posts

NAIROBI, KENYA—Little is wasted in Kenya. The plastic containers used to sell cooking oil are reused as containers for carrying water. In fact you find these “jerrycans” for sale in some parts of Nairobi for 0.40 to 2.00 USD. There … Continue reading

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Kibera One

KIBERA, KENYA—When I returned to my apartment after a business trip, Bernard (on top of the car on his cell phone) explained to me that the orphanage next to my flat had burned down the night before. The cause was … Continue reading

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Adopt-A-Light: My Lesson on Intellectual Property and Partnerships in Africa

NAIROBI, KENYA—Today Nairobi is well illuminated at night especially along highways. I am told that this is new. Until recently there were few lights along highways and those that did exist often did not operate properly. Maybe it is just … Continue reading

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NAIROBI, KENYA—Sanergy is co-founded by the brother-in-law of a classmate from grades 1 to 12. (The other co-founder is also a cool guy but I have no six degrees of separation story for him.) I don’t know how much of … Continue reading

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